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    Garmins - distance question

    So my wife and I both have Garmin Edge 500s, and we ride together fairly often. I'm consistently shorter on distance, even though we ride the exact same route, and start them at the same time. Doesn't really matter, but I found it curious since we were always riding the same route and was wondering if anyone else had noticed this before.

    For example, today's mountain bike ride:
    Mine: 14.9 miles
    Hers: 15.6 miles

    A previous ride:
    Mine: 9.2 miles
    Hers: 9.5 miles

    Looking at the routes, I can't see any noticeable difference, and we both have ours set to pause very low - 1.0 mph or so, and this was a faster trail, so I just didn't miss an entire section.

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    autopause is flaky. I disabled it when I had an Edge. I also disable it on my Forerunner.

    are the recording intervals the same on the two receivers?

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    The recording intervals might be it - I'll check that tonight before we ride.

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    Check firmware versions.
    Does one of you have the cadence sensor and not the other?
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    If you are using the wheel sensor, she could be doing alot more weaving around on the trail if her form is not too good.
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    That's normal accuracy for my edge 500 (2 years of riding with it)
    I don't use a wheel sensor

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